DIMMER SWITCHES… ADD 1000% + VALUE

MARK’S TIP: If you’re developing to resell (or for that matter, for high end rentals), I’d recommend installing dimmer switches in areas such as corridors, kitchens and stairs. No one likes harsh over-head lighting, so dimmers will allow you to create a really luxurious ambiance for viewings, especially in the evening. Buyers will remember little touches like this and these will set your property apart from the...

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DON’T FORGET THE PRACTICAL STUFF

When designing a kitchen, it’s important not only to get the aesthetic right for your project, but also to consider carefully the everyday practical solutions… such as where do you store the ironing...

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NEW GARDEN DESIGN

OK, so now we’ve sorted out the decking, got the rest of the garden to do! But, I have a cunning plan… here’s my ‘artists’ impression – what d’you...

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OK, TIME TO TACKLE THE GARDEN!

The garden looking a bit of a mess ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 22 This was the garden when we inherited it from the previous owners - overgrown and...

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I HATE WASTED SPACE!

Anyone who knows me will also know how much I loath wasted space in a property. As far as I’m concerned, every square inch should have a definite purpose, be it practical or from an aesthetic/design perspective (which ultimately also equals practical if done well). So when we were building the new hallway cupboard I utilised the step in the wall to allow for a fitted shoe rack. Simple, easy and practical, but something very few builders,...

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LIBRARY IS NOW… WELL, A LIBRARY!

After temporarily being home to my office, now the spare bedroom is plastered, painted and ready, the desk, etc., have moved upstairs leaving our library to be, well, a library /music room. The 60s Rockabilly chairs have arrived back from the upholsterers and really look the biz! What d’you...

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